Home   News   National   Archive

National News

What the papers say – May 21

What the papers say – May 21

What the papers say – May 21

21 May 2022

Ukraine developments, a potential Cabinet revolt over the Government’s cost-of-living crisis messaging and a runaway dad are splashed on the papers.


Royal family ‘providing accommodation to Ukrainian refugee families’

Royal family ‘providing accommodation to Ukrainian refugee families’

Royal family ‘providing accommodation to Ukrainian refugee families’

21 May 2022

Some 53,800 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the UK under visa schemes, including the Homes for Ukraine scheme.


Coronation Street: Martyn Hett and Arena victims ‘always in our thoughts’

Coronation Street: Martyn Hett and Arena victims ‘always in our thoughts’

Coronation Street: Martyn Hett and Arena victims ‘always in our thoughts’

21 May 2022

Martyn was at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22 2017 when terrorist Salman Abedi detonated a device which killed the 29-year-old and 21 others.


Police leaders to commit to being ‘institutionally anti-racist’

Police leaders to commit to being ‘institutionally anti-racist’

Police leaders to commit to being ‘institutionally anti-racist’

21 May 2022

The report is due to be published next week.


Liz Truss to meet with top Democrat as Northern Ireland Protocol row heats up

Liz Truss to meet with top Democrat as Northern Ireland Protocol row heats up

Liz Truss to meet with top Democrat as Northern Ireland Protocol row heats up

20 May 2022

Richard Neal is also expected to attend meetings with International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.


Crisis talks to prevent empty supermarket shelves amid fears of railway strike

Crisis talks to prevent empty supermarket shelves amid fears of railway strike

Crisis talks to prevent empty supermarket shelves amid fears of railway strike

20 May 2022

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union is balloting 40,000 members on the strike action, which it says is over pay and other disputes.


Truss wants Moldova ‘equipped to Nato standard’ to guard against Russia

Truss wants Moldova ‘equipped to Nato standard’ to guard against Russia

Truss wants Moldova ‘equipped to Nato standard’ to guard against Russia

20 May 2022

Liz Truss said the UK is discussing the prospect with its allies, as Vladimir Putin has been ‘clear about his ambitions to create a greater Russia’.


PM pressed to ‘urgently explain’ meeting with Sue Gray over partygate report

PM pressed to ‘urgently explain’ meeting with Sue Gray over partygate report

PM pressed to ‘urgently explain’ meeting with Sue Gray over partygate report

20 May 2022

Labour says public confidence in the process has already been ‘depleted’, and people ‘deserve to know the truth’.


British climber back home after record-breaking 16th Everest summit

British climber back home after record-breaking 16th Everest summit

British climber back home after record-breaking 16th Everest summit

20 May 2022

Kenton Cool, 48, was met by his family at Heathrow after recording the most climbs of any non-Sherpa.


Around 30 people warned over contents of Sue Gray partygate report

Around 30 people warned over contents of Sue Gray partygate report

Around 30 people warned over contents of Sue Gray partygate report

20 May 2022

It is thought that most of the letters were sent out on Thursday, as police concluded their inquiry into lockdown breaches at the heart of Government.


Damaged cables spark delays on cross-border train services

Damaged cables spark delays on cross-border train services

Damaged cables spark delays on cross-border train services

20 May 2022

Trains between Scotland and England were delayed on Friday due to overhead cable damage at Carstairs.


Veteran amputee completes 2,000km charity cycle across the UK

Veteran amputee completes 2,000km charity cycle across the UK

Veteran amputee completes 2,000km charity cycle across the UK

20 May 2022

Stuart Croxford, from Cornwall, had his right leg amputated in 2014 after he was injured in an explosion in Afghanistan.


Nicola Sturgeon tests positive for Covid-19

Nicola Sturgeon tests positive for Covid-19

Nicola Sturgeon tests positive for Covid-19

20 May 2022

The First Minister said she had been experiencing ‘mild symptoms’ on Friday evening.


Bank Governor ‘mis-spoke’ with ‘apocalyptic’ food price warning, minister claims

Bank Governor ‘mis-spoke’ with ‘apocalyptic’ food price warning, minister claims

Bank Governor ‘mis-spoke’ with ‘apocalyptic’ food price warning, minister claims

20 May 2022

International trade minister Ranil Jayawardena says he ‘wouldn’t have used’ the language Andrew Bailey did to describe the rising cost of living.


John Shuttleworth gig in Peak District cave halted after fan is trapped in tree

John Shuttleworth gig in Peak District cave halted after fan is trapped in tree

John Shuttleworth gig in Peak District cave halted after fan is trapped in tree

20 May 2022

The man had been walking to the comedy event at Peak Cavern in Castleton when he slipped and fell.


Micheal Martin: Legacy proposals a ‘get out of jail’ card for ex-fighters

Micheal Martin: Legacy proposals a ‘get out of jail’ card for ex-fighters

Micheal Martin: Legacy proposals a ‘get out of jail’ card for ex-fighters

20 May 2022

The Taoiseach was also critical of what he labelled a “unilateral strain” within the British Government.


‘No pacts’ with Labour to beat Tories in upcoming by-elections, say Lib Dems

‘No pacts’ with Labour to beat Tories in upcoming by-elections, say Lib Dems

‘No pacts’ with Labour to beat Tories in upcoming by-elections, say Lib Dems

20 May 2022

Sir Ed Davey’s comments come after the Lib Dems’ deputy leader would not rule out a deal with Sir Keir Starmer’s party to defeat the Conservatives.


British ambassador rejects idea UK will never be ‘satisfied’ on protocol demands

British ambassador rejects idea UK will never be ‘satisfied’ on protocol demands

British ambassador rejects idea UK will never be ‘satisfied’ on protocol demands

20 May 2022

Paul Johnston said wrangling over the Northern Ireland Protocol has hit relations between Dublin and London.


Micheal Martin: No substitute for negotiated agreement over NI Protocol

Micheal Martin: No substitute for negotiated agreement over NI Protocol

Micheal Martin: No substitute for negotiated agreement over NI Protocol

20 May 2022

The Taoiseach was in Belfast for a series of meetings with party leaders.


Google new teachers to improve safeguarding, says Government

Google new teachers to improve safeguarding, says Government

Google new teachers to improve safeguarding, says Government

20 May 2022

Recruiters should their use professional judgement about information found online about shortlisted candidates, ministers suggested.


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More